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Christine Tipper, Nadine Ltaif
Nadine Ltaif's poems reflect deeply on the meaning of life, of regrets and the irrepressible determination to continue living. The poet takes us to Carthage; to Andalusia to contemplate its history of Moors, wars and religion; to India where women's lives, past and present, are expressed through vivid imagery. Hamra...
Keeping Afloat
M. Travis Lane
In her new collection, Travis Lane speaks of the 'impermanent elation' that 'a word,/ like a live fish in water, sometimes shows.' The language of Keeping Afloat flashes with wit, sensuousness, and a combination of faith (elation) and skepticism (impermanence). In a time when too many poets favour fragments or...
Learning to Miss
Paul Nelson
Learning to Miss opens with imagery of events, moments, that dream into, and imagine beyond “getting on with it.” Imagining, in the next group, holds the love and empathy of an aging, experienced, self-aware observer, while the final group works some family history into the movie I make of my...
Les Âges de l'amour
Dorothy Livesay, Jean Antonin Billard
Les Âges de l'amour c'est le givre et le feu, l'eau et les flammes, la dentelle et le fer. C'est le vent et l'ouragan, parfois le grondement du volcan, mais c'est aussi la rive rieuse sur lacquelle l'amante vient se coucher, aimer et se fair bercer. -- Madeleine Gagnon
Les Amours difficiles
Pier Giorgio Di Cicco, Frank Caucci
This is the French translation of Pier Giorgio Di Cicco's The Tough Romance, re-published by Guernica in 1990.
Les Métamorphoses d'Ishtar
Nadine Ltaif
Lessons of Chaos and Disaster
Catherine Black
A stunning collection of poems, these works explore moments of empathy in suffering, epiphany in ruin, and grace in surrender. In chronicling a journey from childhood grief through the dark rapture of love and longing, these translucent poems unveil vulnerability, uncertainty, and movement into the half-light of a new beginning.
Life in the Singular: Selected Poems
Life in the Singular
Selected Poems
Claude Beausoleil, Daniel Sloate
This collection of mental landscapes overflows with visions, some as haunting as half-remembered dreams, nightmarish or joyous, depending on where the dreamer's gaze comes to rest. The poetic effect of this process is mesmerising, similar to a convoluted mantra, soothing as sleep but with the imperious and obsessive knowledge that...
Ruth Panofsky
In these gentle, perceptive lyrics, Ruth Panofsky voices the subtle intricacies of familial pleasure and its accompanying pain: the illness of a beloved child, the loss of a parent, the daily joy and quotidian sorrow family brings. Panofsky risks "releasing into life" poems that illustrate both the attachments and the...
Light And Time
Michael Mirolla
Michael Mirolla's poetic world is one where a mirror - or any simple reflective item - is tilted ever so slightly, providing an opening to places we would never have imagined existed. (One of them is his own birth, from the inside, looking reluctantly out.) The poet is a metaphysical...
Max Layton
Like consists of fifty poems every one of which uses the word “like.” Like is about people and things Layton likes -- or, sometimes, dislikes. In these poems, Layton expresses a gamut of emotions, from the fear of death to the peaceful contentment of watching two nesting Canadian geese. However,...
Gil Fagiani
Using the poetry of the people and the language of the streets, Gil Fagiani brings to life the world of addiction and treatment -- with the tumultuous 1960s as background. Fagiani tells the story of Logos, a heroin treatment center in South Bronx -- not as an outsider but as...
Love is a very long word
Majlinda Bashllari
Love is a very long word explores the parallel, ambiguous realms of freedom and love -- much coveted yet unnatural states of the human mind. Combining the tradition of Balkan lyricism with narrative modernist techniques, these bold poems witness the cross-cultural world of their subjects -- from wounds to hope,...
Day's poems press toward the realm where the sensuous and the sacred fuse. Queer and reflective, lyric and narrative, these poems offer a seductive meditation on the processes of creation.
Nicole Brossard, Barbara Godard
This is the poetry by Nicole Brossard who has become well known as a lesbian feminist theorist and writer and as the leading figure among Quebec post-modernist writers. Her work blurs the boundaries between fiction and theory, subverting the fictions patriarchal discourse has spun about women's lives by working with...
Loyalty to the Hunt
Dorina Michelutti
Marimba Forever
Jim Christy
The poetry in Marimba Forever is concerned with love and longing, which the author displays in all their multifarious guises. Many of the poems can be regarded as small films: nourish, action, farce or slapstick; others call music to mind: a tenor saxophone improvising on a standard melody in the...
Elana Wolff
Weaving homage and history, this collection of poetry was inspired by the life of Charlotte Saloman, the Berlin-born artist who perished at Auschwitz. Saloman was the author of Life? Or Theatre? an evocative fictionalized autobiography in paint that Saloman described as a means of conquering death. Bringing together biography and...
math for couples
Adele Graf
In math for couples, we re-visit the past to discover our place in the contemporary world. A long-dead father watches his daughter work on her Mac, a woman converses with a photo of her young self. Adele Graf leads us on a journey that is rich and hopeful, evoking powerful...
McLuhan's Canary
Bruce Meyer
If we are to live in this world and share in its experience, we must have patience. In McLuhan's Canary, Bruce Meyer examines the questions of how we wait to find love, why we love and show courage to the people and things that are important to us, and how...
Melusine: A Ballad and a Diary
A Ballad and a Diary
Antonio Porta, Anthony Molino
Written towards the end of an ever evolving career in poetic form and political intent, Melusine possesses the urgency of a summary statement concerning life and art … Melusine underscores Porta's rational optimism which advises us to seek always those unimaginable utopias of historical difference lying just beyond the perimeters...
Mirror Image
Len Gasparini
In Mirror Image, Len Gasparini conflates lyrical poetry and prose into one voice, a voice that recalls the rock-and-roll Fifties, and then segues into a woman's dramatic monologue, followed by two maverick poets philosophizing on women and sexuality, and concludes with a narrative tinged with nostalgia and tempered with irony.
Mirrors and Windows
Anna Yin
Over the years Anna Yin has had the honor to translate more than 50 poets' works. With more and more people growing interested in East-West translation and bilingual poetry, it is time to publish these translations in book form. It is hoped this collection in translation serves as a good...
Mirrors of Absence
Faraj Bayrakdar, John Mikhail Asfour
Mirrors of Absence taps into three under-examined subjects: issues concerning how the poet survives under tyrannical regimes; how the notion of “imprisonment” affects identity; and the concept of freedom that is so essential to every human being. -- John Mikhail Asfour
Molisan Poems: Selected Poems
Molisan Poems
Selected Poems
Eugenio Cirese, Luigi Bonaffini
Although unknown in North America, Eugenio Cirese is one of Italy's most accomplished dialect poets, and the only dialect poet from the region of Molise to be included in national anthologies, such as the one edited by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Dell'Arco (1954). In the extremely varied landscape of Italian...
Moon On Wild Grasses
Keith Garebian
Moon on Wild Grasses, with illustrations by the author, shows the unsuspected scope of a very concise, precise poetic form. Keith Garebian's haiku encompass a wide range of themes in a vividly elegant style that combines the pictorial with the passionate, erotic or reflective. Nature, empirical experience, the self, love,...
Moving Landscape
Pasquale Verdicchio
Earl Fowler
An act of introspection, a lifting of the curtain, a gnaw at the jugular, a wisp of the jocular, all this and more in Earl Fowler's reverent and irreverent exposition of the pain and joy of an aged woman from India plopped into a nursing home on the West Coast....
Karen Shenfeld's careful, concentrated language draws the reader in. Her's is a charged, physical world where figure skates are "a shock of alpine white," and the Torah's "crowned letters dance." It is also a world marked by profound metaphysical connections where fireflies flash "coded signals of their secret selves." There...
Navy Blue
Steve Meagher
Broken hymns. Desperate prayers. Tales of first heroes. Stories of the street. The poems in Navy Blue walk the middle ground between sorrow and salvation, tackling themes of devotion, regret, innocence lost and mortality through an array of dark landscapes and narratives of the dispossessed. Written in sharp and urgent...